St. Nersess Theological Review

The St. Nersess Theological Review (SNTR) is the only English language academic journal dedicated to the study of Armenian Christianity. It is the scholarly publication of St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, the only Armenian Christian seminary in the Western hemisphere. SNTR publishes peer-reviewed articles that span a wide historical and disciplinary range, from critical engagement with the earliest Armenian Christian texts to sociological studies of contemporary Armenian Christian communities. Dedicated to fostering a world-wide Armenian theological conversation, each issue includes original research articles, at least one translation from a “modern classic” of Armenian theological writing, and one new work from a theologian based in Armenia or whose primary language of scholarship is Armenian. In this way, the journal makes important research on Armenian Christianity available to a diverse scholarly audience working in fields such as Patristics, the Sociology of Religion, Middle Eastern Studies, and the History of Christianity.

The first Volume was published in 1996 during the rectorship of the Rev. Fr. Arakel Aljalian, a 1993 alumnus of the seminary and now pastor of St. James Armenian Church in Watertown, MA. The current editor is Dr. Christopher Sheklian. Associate Editors are: Dr. Jesse Arlen, Dr. Roberta Ervine, Julia Hintlian, and Yervant Kutchukian.

The SNTR resumed publication in the Spring 2023 with Volume 14, Issue 1, dedicated to the “School of Narek.” It is published by Catholic University of America Press. Subscriptions are available here. You can learn more about the journal on its page at Catholic University of America Press. Any inquires can be sent to the editor, Dr. Christopher Sheklian, at

Ideas and opinions expressed in articles and reviews appearing in the SNTR are those of the authors, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Armenian Church, the editors of SNTR, the SNTR Editorial Board, St. Nersess Armenian Seminary, or the St. Nersess Armenian Seminary Board of Directors or faculty.

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